The pair usually then separates so the female can go lay her eggs. It looked to me like the female laid her eggs on the male in this pair that I observed?
|mating Rambur's Forktails|
There is also a variation of female Rambur's that is orange, which I believe is what this is. I only saw one of these at the wetlands.
|color variant female Rambur's Forktail|
This past weekend I took a short trip to Missouri to visit some friends. I found this Azure Bluet (I think) one evening while I was out wandering around. This species was quite vibrant, well at least the male was, and easy to find!
|male Azure Bluet eating a mosquito|
Another reason I love to see damselflies, as well as dragonflies, around is they consume those ever so pesky mosquitoes that are always preying upon me. As I was photographing this damselfly, it captured a blood filled mosquito (that had probably just stung me).
It didn't take the damselfly long to eat up the mosquito!
|female Azure Bluet|
Have a great week:)